New York Times, Thursday, November 7, 1985

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1
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Across Down
1. Dust particles : MOTES
6. Sapient : SAGE
10. Countenance a 14 Across : ABET
14. Felony, e.g. : CRIME
15. Japanese plants : UDOS
16. Basilica area : BEMA
17. Star of "Two Women" : LOREN
18. Status of many a retiree : PENSIONER
20. Cadmus's daughter : INO
21. Russet or winesap : APPLE
23. Prankster : CUTUP
24. Readily evaporating : VOLATILE
26. Deliver a ditty : SING
27. Actress Anderson : LONI
28. Lathe insertion : MANDREL
31. Knitting : CONTRACTING
35. Goddess of mischief : ATE
36. Sioux : OTOE
37. Falls short : FAILS
38. A.F.B. in Korea : OSAN
39. Comparative ending : IER
40. Haven for Dantès : MONTECRISTO
42. Earthy fortification : RAMPART
44. Sp. wives : SRAS
45. "Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
46. Small dagger : STILETTO
50. Shop of a sort : SALON
52. Hit hard : SMOTE
53. Cry of discovery : AHA
54. Need : PRIVATION
56. Ait or cay : ISLET
58. Sweeten the kitty : ANTE
59. Erstwhile : ONCE
60. Reliever Gossage : GOOSE
61. "___ in the Attic": Hellman : TOYS
62. S. Korean soldiers : ROKS
63. Stropper : HONER
1. When Henry II became king : MCLIV
2. Maine U. town : ORONO
3. Italo-Austrian Alps district : TIROL
4. Scotch uncle : EME
5. Solon : SENATOR
6. Humble petitioner : SUPPLICANT
7. Fred's dancing partner : ADELE
8. Auctioneer's "Amen" : GONE
9. Ar–tee connection : ESS
10. Teem : ABOUND
11. Pasture growth : BENTGRASS
12. Cassowary-like bird : EMEU
13. Diamond protector, for short : TARP
19. Baker's topping : ICING
22. Ralph Rackstraw's ship : PINAFORE
25. Old, in Oldenburg : ALTE
26. Literary language of India: Var. : SANSCRIT
28. Turnpike markers : MILESTONES
29. State, in France : ETAT
30. Open-mesh fabric : LENO
31. Coconut fiber : COIR
32. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
33. Standard condition : NORMALITY
34. Small bird : TIT
38. River to the Seine : OISE
40. Heavenly cuisine : MANNA
41. Elizabethan gallant : RALEIGH
43. Authenticates : PROVES
46. Garb for Gainsborough : SMOCK
47. Tiercel's toenail : TALON
48. "___ Foolish Things . . . " : THESE
49. Roy Rogers vehicle : OATER
50. Tiff : SPAT
51. Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
52. Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
55. Rocky hill : TOR
57. Late "Barney Miller" actor : SOO

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